· March, 2007

Stories about El Salvador from March, 2007

El Salvador, Chile: Roque Dalton and Roberto Bolaño

  23 March 2007

Venezuelan-American poet Guillermo Parra, recently in San Salvador to research Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton (1935-1975), describes the interests in leftists politics and experimental fiction shared by Dalton and the Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño. A follow-up essay, “Poor Poets: Roque Dalton and Roberto Bolaño“, goes into further detail about the lives...

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — about the passing of a witness

  22 March 2007

If your only source of news was the main Salvadoran newspapers, you might have missed the story. The sole survivor of a notorious massacre of civilians during El Salvador civil war passed away on March 6. On December 6, 1981, Rufina Amaya, had somehow managed to escape from the government...

El Salvador: Deadbeat Parents

  16 March 2007

Tim Muth on “Deadbeat parents from El Salvador”: “This is an aspect of Salvadoran emigration to the US which you do not often read how about — what happens if a parent stops providing support to children left behind in El Salvador?”

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — about murders in Guatemala

  6 March 2007

Recent events involving the murder of four Salvadorans in Guatemala have dominated the blogosphere in El Salvador. On February 19, three members of the Central American parliament (PARLACEN) from El Salvador's ruling ARENA party were found murdered in Guatemala along with their driver. The group had been traveling to a...

El Salvador: Perquín

  2 March 2007

Laura V. of Viva El Salvador describes the violent history of Perquín in the mountainous region of Morazán: “it is amazing to think that just 20 years ago [during the Civil War], the place was being bombed regularly.”